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Music fests, the Florida Bug Jam and other Things to Do on the North Suncoast

Art events

So much art: An exhibit called Return to the Water's Edge, featuring the work of artist Melissa Miller-Nece, is on display through Dec. 15 in the Rao Musunuru, M.D. Art Gallery in the Alric Pottberg Library on PHSC's West Campus, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Fridays. Free. For information, call (727) 816-3231.

Art on display: Art by Gainor Roberts is on display at Bug's Splatter Gallery, 5718 Sixth St., Zephyrhills, through Feb. 27. The exhibit includes work created with oil paints, watercolors, pastels, egg tempera and monotype printmaking. Regular gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and until 7 p.m. the first Friday of each month. For information, call (217) 341-0274 or send email to

On stage

A story of musical theater: Give Our Regards to Broadway continues with a Saturday evening and Sunday brunch performance at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. Dinner and show, $49.50, plus tax and tip. Show only, group and youth tickets available. Call (727) 863-7949 or visit

Musically inclined

Riverhawk Music Festival: A music fest featuring four stages and more than 25 bands continues at 11 a.m. today, Saturday and Sunday at the Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, Brooksville. Performers will include the Fred Eaglesmith Traveling Show, the Grand Slambovians, the Chris Knight Band, Mamajawali, the Laurie Lewis n' Kathy Kallick Band, Brothers Comotose, the Claire Lynch Band, Sarah Harris and the Trinity River Band and Rev. Peyton and his "Big Damn Band." Camping is available. Tickets range from $20 to $135. For detailed pricing and a complete schedule, visit For information, call (863) 984-8445.

Get funky: 2014 Grammy winner Cory Henry and the Funk Apostles will perform at 8:30 tonight at the Center for the Arts at Wesley Chapel, 30651 Wells Road. Tickets are $5 for students and $15 for adults. Call (813) 794-8772 or visit

A musical fundraiser: The Playing It Forward Music Festival, a fundraiser to benefit Pay It Forward Farm, will feature live bands, kids play and creative areas, food and vendors from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at Crews Lake Wilderness Park, 16739 Crews Lake Drive, Shady Hills. For information, call (727) 378-5331.

A musical fest: The Hernando Music Fest, a celebration of music sponsored by the Hernando County Arts Council in partnership with the Hernando Jazz Society and Stir Up the Gift Talent, will be held noon to 8 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Tom Varn Park, 306 Darby Lane, Brooksville. The family-friendly fest includes live music, a children's music activities tent and food and beverages. Bring a chair or blanket for seating. $5 to park, admission is free. For information, call (352) 279-5182 or visit

For the family

A family-friendly feature film: Wear pajamas and bring a blanket for a family movie night at 5:15 p.m. today at the South Holiday Library, 4649 Mile Stretch Drive, Holiday. Free. Popcorn and refreshments will be provided. For information, including the movie's title, call (727) 834-3331.

Veterans Day Parade: Salute veterans during Main Street Zephyrhills' Veterans Day Parade at 10 a.m. Saturday in downtown Zephyrhills. For information, visit

Santa Claus is coming: Gulf View Square Mall, 9409 US Highway 19, Port Richey, will host Santa's grand arrival on a fire truck at 11 a.m. Saturday. The event will feature a bounce house, a juggler, face painting, balloon art and a goody bag until 1 p.m. For information, call (727) 848-3600.

A movie for the kids: Children in kindergarten through fifth grade are invited for popcorn and a newly released kid-friendly movie at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Land O'Lakes Library, 2818 Collier Parkway. Free. For information, including the movie's title, call (813) 929-1214.

Other fun

For the birds: The West Pasco Audubon Society will be host to a guided walk at 8 a.m. Saturday at Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park, 10500 Wilderness Blvd., New Port Richey. Jim Moll, from the Pasco County Extension Office will present a program on "Attracting Wildlife to Your Backyard" at 3 p.m. at the Starkey Education Center. For information, visit

BugVegas: The 27th annual Florida Bug Jam will turn Dade City into BugVegas with craft beer, food, live music, new and used parts vendors and more than 800 VW's on display. Festivities start at 10 a.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. Sunday at the Pasco County Fairgrounds, 36722 State Road 52, Dade City. The event also will feature Bugs On the Track, a dune-style, off-road course. $10 for one day, $15 for both; and $5 for parking. For information, call (813) 817-4488 or visit

Music fests, the Florida Bug Jam and other Things to Do on the North Suncoast 11/05/15 [Last modified: Thursday, November 5, 2015 10:16am]
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